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Title Journal of overland travel kept by William Gregg McPherson
Author McPherson, William G.
Date 1937
Document Type Journal
Names McPherson, William G.
Region Illinois; California
Places Humboldt river, Honey Lake Valley, Goose Creek mountains, Rocky Mountains, Black Hills, Fort Kearney, Elkhorn, Platte river
Keywords wagon trail, weather, Native Americans, environment
Theme Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements
Publisher Orange Daily News
Place of Publication Orange, California
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "The text comprises one of McPherson's diaries covering his overland journey from Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois, to Downieville, California, in the spring of 1859, by way of Fort Kearney, Fort Laramie, the Sweet Water, Sublette's Cut-off, Lawson's Meadows, Honey Lake Valley etc. The original intention was to head for Pike's Peak, but discouraging news sent the party to California instead."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 2648
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue